December 2009

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2009 NY Year in Review: A Struggle to Hold the Line

New York State felt the brunt of the national recession in 2009, and its transportation agencies contended with lower revenue from fares, tolls, and taxes.  Compounding these problems was political turmoil and a lack of leadership…


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MTR Holiday Schedule

MTR will be off through Christmas, and will be posting on a light schedule through January 4. Have a happy holiday season and please walk, bike, and drive safely. Image: Via Cyclelicio.us.


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NYS Capital Program Review Board Gets an Online Home

In early September, MTR introduced readers to New York State’s MTA Capital Program Review Board, a six-member committee with veto power over the MTA’s capital program. At the time there was virtually no public information about…







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Stimulus Instead of Service Cuts?

After successfully winning a $2 billion financing solution earlier in June, transit riders, elected officials and MTA board members alike are frustrated by the nearly $400 million budget shortfall at the end of the year. According…


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Transportation Job Board, National Edition

Have experience in transportation advocacy or organizing, and looking to move outside the region?  A couple of groups that Tri-State works with are hiring: National Association of City Transportation Officials, Executive Director: NACTO represents city transportation…